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Summer Workshops for Young Writers

Poetry Writing with Hillery Stone


8 Sessions

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Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST July 25 to August 4, 2022

Online via Zoom for Ages 13-18

Each year The Center for Fiction offers KidsWrite Fellowships for young adults in need of financial assistance. To apply to be a 2022 Summer KidsWrite Fellow, please click here. The deadline to apply for a KidsWrite Fellowship is 11:59pm ET on June 15, 2022.

In this introductory course, we’re going to have fun reading contemporary poetry while writing and sharing our own. There is no door to poetry locking you out. When you learn how to read a poem—how to unpack its images, hear its rhythm and explore its meaning—you’ll find you read everything with more ease!

This course has several aims: to help you become a more engaged and curious reader of poetry; to help you become a more confident writer thinking about literary texts; and to give you the tools to analyze and compose more effectively beyond this class.

You’ll read exciting, weird, funny, emotionally intense work by a wide variety of today’s poets; explore critical companion texts to broaden your understanding of them; listen to poems aloud; learn about literary devices—the poet’s use of voice, diction, image, form, occasion, closure—and write meaningful poems of your own.

Designed for young writers, ages 13-18.
Capacity: 12

Note: Please include the following information about the student taking the course in the “Notes” field at checkout: student’s name, grade level, and email address.


Led by

  • Hilery Stone

    Hillery Stone

    Hillery Stone

    Hillery Stone’s poems and essays have been published in the New York Times, Guernica, Electric Lit, Prairie Schooner, the Academy of American Poets site,, and Beliot Poetry Journal, where she was a 2019 finalist for the Adrienne Rich Award. She taught in the undergraduate Expository Writing Program at New York University for 10 years and loves teaching to all ages. She lives in Brooklyn with her children.